Reverend Barbara Kaufmann and Voices Education Project launch “Words”: The Video
Today, Friday, November 19, 2010: sees the worldwide launch of a visionary new video from widely respected writer, minister and metaphysician — Reverend Barbara Kaufmann.
A joint creation with Voices Education Project, a pedalogical, humanitarian organization concerned with the resolution of conflict and the advancement of what can be loosely called the human condition — through the telling of human stories. “Words” the video — is a visual accompaniment to the written ‘ Words and Violence ‘ curriculum — also produced by Kaufmann and VEP.
Both the ‘ Words and Violence ‘ curriculum and the ‘ Words ‘ video have been created for the purpose of educating children — and adults, about the reality of words as things that can both ” hurt ” and ” heal.” Whether on reality TV, the nightly news, advertisements, computer games, playgrounds, or our personal relationships, wherever — words are one of our first tools of engagement. They can be used to bully, subdue, harm, mislead and humiliate; but they can also be used to uplift, inspire, nurture, enlighten and inform ourselves and each other.
” Words ” — invites us to take a closer look at, become aware of, and take responsibility for the ways in which we all use words. Both the ‘ Words and Violence ‘ curriculum and the ‘ Words ‘ video are dedicated to the giant humanitarian achievements and contributions of Michael Jackson and Lady Diana Spencer. In honor of the sacrifice these two human beings made in service of this planet’s acute need for greater compassion-in-practice, ” Words ” visually explores the issues Michael Jackson and Lady Spencer walked, lived, cared, talked about — and eventually died for.
On her website ‘Inner Michael,’ Reverend Kaufmann writes that she hopes the Words and violence curriculum and the ” Words ” video will ” Change the World, ” by changing it ” one word at a time. ” Her expressed hope is that people everywhere will read and spread the the curriculum, and the video — everywhere.
Reverend B writes: ” Now here’s how you change the World: ”
Spread the ” Words. ”
Watch it often.
So, here are the links to both the curriculum and the video. In the same spirit of courage, peace, non-judgement, unity, and love, that inspired Michael Jackson and Lady Diana Spencer to extend the gifts of themselves to the world, we at VMJ also hope these works will, as Rev Kaufmann intended, make the world — ” a better place. ”